Campy would go on to prove himself not only worthy of major league level play, but of Hall of Fame honor, being inducted into the Hall in 1969.
Playing for the Dodgers between the years of 1948 and 1957, Campanella put up some big numbers.
- 242 career home runs
- .276 career batting average
- 856 career RBI
- 3-time NL MVP (1951, 1953 and 1955)
- 8-time All Star
Campanella's career was cut short by an automobile accident, otherwise his numbers and accolades would have been even greater.
Did you know.........Roy Campanella's jersey number 39 has been retired by the Dodgers?